Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Stories Worth Telling!  Please join us as we celebrate the American Conference on Diversity’s 70th Anniversary during our spectacular Humanitarian Awards Dinner. This evening of honors will recognize outstanding diversity and inclusion ambassadors and will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (6 pm) at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. Stellar Cocktail Reception 6 pm * Dinner…

Diversity Issues in Higher Education Draws 100 Social-Justice Change Makers

“Our goal today is to open minds,” said the American Conference on Diversity President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley to a packed room of educators, faculty, students, and diversity professionals at “Who Has the Access C.O.D.E.? Positioning a Generation for the Best Careers, Opportunities, and Diversity Through Education” conference on November 16. Williams-Riley’s remarks at the…

Promoting Healthcare Cultural Competency With Free Training Program

Studies found that multiple factors contribute to healthcare disparities, including bias, stereotyping, and prejudice on the part of healthcare providers. As a result, The Joint Commission set several standards of care that are mindful of patients’ culture, language, literacy, and learning needs. To facilitate these standards among New Jersey’s healthcare professionals, the American Conference on…

Atlantic County: Rebuilding a Community in Unity Post-Sandy & Honoring Local Advocates of Diversity

In the wake of rebuilding New Jersey communities after superstorm Sandy, the American Conference on Diversity Atlantic County chapter will cast the spotlight on four community activists who have been driving forces behind numerous youth, senior, religious, and other diversity-related organizations at our Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. “This is a great opportunity to join our…

Moving Forward After Sandy: Leaders Unite at Higher Ed Conference

As New Jersey slowly returns to normalcy in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, community leaders, educators, and institutions throughout New Jersey are coming together to explore strategies for moving forward at the American Conference on Diversity’s 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Diversity Issues in Higher Education. “Who Has the Access C.O.D.E.? Positioning a Generation for…

Health Equality Conference Aims to Increase Health Literacy

One-third of all adults in the United States have limited health literacy, according to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, hampering their ability to adequately understand information to make smart healthcare decisions. To help close this healthcare disparities gap, the American Conference on Diversity is hosting its annual Health Equality Conference December 7…

Harassment Prevention Forum Sparks Lively Anti-Bias Dialog

American Conference on Diversity’s free harassment prevention forum drew a significant crowd of human-resource representatives, healthcare providers, and academic, government, and nonprofit leaders from more than 20 organizations throughout New Jersey all eager to hear Esther Nevarez, Special Assistant to the Director & Community Relations Coordinator at the NJ Division of Civil Rights. Held on…

Former Merck Diversity Manager Joins American Conference on Diversity

The American Conference on Diversity is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Renee Ayers as Director of Professional Development Services. Ayers, who brings to the organization two decades of corporate-sector experience with a focus on global diversity management, will be responsible for working closely with corporate and community leaders to advance their diversity…

First Latina County Prosecutor in NJ to Keynote 12th Conference

American Conference on Diversity celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with the announcement of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes as keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Diversity Issues in Higher Education. Titled “Who Has the Access C.O.D.E.? Positioning a Generation for Better Careers, Opportunities & Diversity Through Education,” this year’s signature event will…